Covid, Bassetti: “Politicians are silent on science, they just make a fool of themselves”

Covid, Bassetti: “Politicians are silent on science, they just make a fool of themselves”

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Covid, Bassetti: “Politicians are silent on science, they just make a fool of themselves”

“In Italy a sensational mistake is being made: the vaccine policy should have not expressed itself and said ‘let’s let the health institutions talk’, instead everyone talks and continues to talk about vaccines”. Matteo Bassetti, director of the infectious diseases clinic of the San Martino hospital in Genoa, says this to Adnkronos Salute.

“We leave the doctors to the doctors and the politicians to the politicians because when you want to replace science, as unfortunately some political party has done, they get slapped”. And there have been many “slaps – recalls the infectious disease specialist – that has taken a political party that of the choices made on Covid has not hit the right one. I don’t say which party is – plays Bassetti – but I remember the choices they made: they supported hydroxychloroquine which did not work, they supported ivermectin which was shown not to work, they supported plasma and there is yet another study showing that it does not work, they have argued – the doctor continues to list – that it does not it was absolutely necessary to vaccinate those who were under 40 years old and even on this they are wrong because this summer some boys between 20 and 30 years old died, they claimed the Japanese antiviral Avigan a year ago. the case that politicians make politicians and about science make doctors talk “.

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